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Carlsen defeats Caruana in tie-breakers to retain World Chess Championship

29 Nov 2018

Carlsen defeats Caruana in tie-breakers to retain World Chess Championship

Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, who has been the undisputed king of chess since winning the World Championship from Vishwanathan Anand, managed to retain his position on top after beating American grandmaster Fabiano Caruana in tie-breakers.

World Chess Championship: Carlsen-Caruana draw fourth match amid video controversy

14 Nov 2018

World Chess Championship: Carlsen-Caruana draw fourth match amid video controversy

World chess champion Magnus Carlsen is currently defending his title against America's Caruana and the 12-match game is yet to produce a leader.

Chess: 14-year-old Nihal Sarin has become India's newest Grandmaster

15 Aug 2018

Chess: 14-year-old Nihal Sarin has become India's newest Grandmaster

Nihal Sarin has become India's 53rd Grandmaster after drawing in the eighth round of the Abu Dhabi masters against Uzbekistan's Temur Kuybokarov.

The mad genius of Bobby Fischer

01 Aug 2018

The mad genius of Bobby Fischer

American chess icon, Bobby Fischer, is one of the greatest chess players of all time.

Explainer: What are the different formats of chess?

30 Jul 2018

Explainer: What are the different formats of chess?

Internationally, chess is played in three formats, namely, classical, blitz and rapid; the main difference being time allotted to make a move.

Vishwanathan Anand beats World No.1 Magnus Carlsen in World Rapids

28 Dec 2017

Vishwanathan Anand beats World No.1 Magnus Carlsen in World Rapids

Former world champion Vishwanathan Anand stunned the reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen at the World Rapid Championship in Riyadh.

World Chess Championship 'Kama Sutra' logo stuns internet

21 Dec 2017

World Chess Championship 'Kama Sutra' logo stuns internet

The world of chess has been left stunned after the FIDE 2018 World Chess Championship unveiled its logo. It looks like a 'Kama Sutra' logo, at best.

Aakanksha Hagawane creates history, wins under-16 World Chess Championship

05 Oct 2016

Aakanksha Hagawane creates history, wins under-16 World Chess Championship

India's Aakanksha Hagawane created history as she won the Under-16 World Youth Chess Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.